Black Friday Deal on Mick Donnellan’s Novels. Ends Saturday.

Well, I'm doing a Black Friday promotion on my books. You'll see some good rates and discounts by clicking on the links below. It ends Saturday. Sound, Mick. Fisherman's Blues by Mick Donnellan https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M3QU6ME/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_OK5BDbQHZ4XX7 * El Niño https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004YLO9ZS/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_ML5BDbAAEWK7H * Mokusatsu (Sequel to  El Niño Book 2) by Mick Donnellan https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TRT2SFY/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_lL5BDb46YHY12 * * Tales from the Heart… Continue reading Black Friday Deal on Mick Donnellan’s Novels. Ends Saturday.

The forms.

  'Hey, Mick. Did Danny get the forms?' 'Which forms?' 'The mandatory ones?' 'Eh...I'll ask him.' I rang Danny and he said: 'What forms?' 'The mandatory ones?' 'What the fuck does that mean? 'I'll get back to ya.' Later, I asked: 'Can you clarify "Mandatory"?' 'They're a requirement by the regulator.' 'And what do they… Continue reading The forms.

Insignia still not scrapped.

Ah, sure lookit. These lads had it sorted. Big operators. Big into the car business. Known for doin yokes up. They wanted the remains on the Insignia. It was imperative they got it. Said they'd give €500. The loved Insignias. Had five or six of them in the forecourt out the back of their mother's… Continue reading Insignia still not scrapped.

The Pole.

There was big talk about this pole. Everyone kept on about the pole. The pole. The pole. I was driving down the road and the phone rang and this foreign lad said: 'We need to talk about the pole?' 'The pole?' 'The pole.' 'What pole?' 'You hit the pole.' 'What pole are you talking about?'… Continue reading The Pole.

The end of the Insignia…

The advice was - don't let her go low on oil, whatever you do. Keep plenty of oil in her. Then later. There was an almighty bang and a plume of smoke. I couldn't see out any of the windows for about twenty seconds. When the cloud cleared, it was like the aftermath of a… Continue reading The end of the Insignia…

Notes on the dangers of reading Orwell.

The danger of reading Orwell is that you think you have done enough. You know now that an information dictatorship is a real and present danger. And if you know, so does everyone else, right? The problem is covered, no need to worry. There is a world famous book that points out the insanity of… Continue reading Notes on the dangers of reading Orwell.

Notes on Reviews….

The odd thing about reviews is they're not reviews anymore. They tend to be banal descriptions of the story that begin with what happens at the beginning, give away all the plot points and then spell out the end. There is no opinions, no critical analysis, no understanding of where the title being reviewed fits… Continue reading Notes on Reviews….

Notes on the real artist.

He works in a small town and decides he's got a voice and wants to be an artist. Things the kid wants to do, things the kid wants to say. Most nights he drinks to stop him thinking and hopes to sleep but can never quite get there. Some voice, some emotional turmoil, something wrong… Continue reading Notes on the real artist.

Mick Donnellan’s new Writing Course begins Tuesday 24th – 7.30pm @ AIT Athlone.

Sign up to Mick Donnellan’s New Creative Writing Course @  Athlone Institute of Technology.   Tuesday September 24th 7.30 - 9.30pm Duration 10 weeks Cost: €180 Contact: Life Long Learning Department at AIT: (0906) 471829 Mobile: (087) 9422942. E-Mail:mickdonnellan@hotmail.com **Limited Places. Early Booking Strongly Advised.** About the Course: Mick Donnellan's new Creative Writing Course opens… Continue reading Mick Donnellan’s new Writing Course begins Tuesday 24th – 7.30pm @ AIT Athlone.